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Polish president vetoes media bill that angered US

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Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Monday he had vetoed a media reform bill that drew international criticism, especially from the United States. The bill was aimed at restricting foreign influence on the media, but critics said it would limit press freedom and pluralism in the country. Duda said he could not sign the bill into law in its present form, the PAP news agency reported. Parliament had passed the measure earlier this month. It would have amended the Broadcasting Act to stipulate that future broadcasting licences in Poland may only be granted to foreigners if they have their headq…

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